And the Treasury Department is scheduled to auction $32 billion 3-year notes, with the results available around 1 p.m. ET.
Small business confidence slipped for the first time in six months , further supporting the notion that economic growth slowed in the first quarter. The National Federation of Independent Business said its optimism index dropped to 92.5 in March from 94.3 in the prior month.
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